The UIP basket has vaccines for ten diseases i.e BCG for TB, OPV for poliomyelitis, monovalent measles vaccine for measles, Rota Virus vaccine for Diarrhoea, JEV for Japanese Encephalitis & Pentavalent Vaccine for DPT (diphtheria, pertussis i.e whooping cough & tetanus) and Hepatitis B & Pneumonia due to Hib.

Measles-rubella vaccine (MR) is added now to the UIP.

India has set a target of eliminating measles and controlling congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), caused by the rubella virus, by 2020